Amanda Kowalski, PhD
Amanda is Co-Principal Investigator (with Jonathan Kolstad of the University of Pennsylvania) on a SHARE-funded project evaluating health reform as carried out in Massachusetts. The project has four main aims: (1) estimate the welfare gain from using a mandate to reduce adverse selection; (2) model the impact of an individual mandate and subsidized health insurance on the labor market; (3) study the way in which health insurance expansions affect financial risk; and (4) model risk preferences and risk types to understand the causes of uninsurance.
Amanda is Assistant Professor in the Yale University Department of Economics and Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Her research expertise is in health economics, public finance, and econometrics.
Additional Professional Roles
Amanda earned her doctorate in economics from MIT in 2008, after which she was a post-doctoral fellow in Health and Aging at NBER. She spent the 2011-2012 academic year on sabbatical from Yale as the Okun Model Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. Before beginning her graduate studies at MIT, Amanda worked as a research assistanct at the White House Council of Economic Advisers.